The recently reenergized Undergraduate Women in Economics (UWE) club hosted a virtual alumni panel last Thursday, April 1 to encourage more women to consider studying economics.

Moderated by UWE student president Mya Wilson, who is a senior studying economics with a minor in business, the panel featured three recent graduates from CSU’s Economics department.

  • Adiam Tesfasselassie graduated from CSU with a bachelor’s degree in economics and sociology. She now lives in Washington, D.C. where she works as a Policy Analyst at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. Her current research projects focus on the caregiving economy and market power, and she will enroll at Georgetown University for a Master’s in Data Science and Analytics this fall.
  • Kristen Malloy graduated from CSU with a double major in Economics and Business Administration (with a focus on finance). After graduation, she started her career as a Bank Examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in the Denver branch. She was recently commissioned after an extensive 3.5-year training program at the Fed.
  • Sarah Small is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching instructor in the CSU’s Economics department, as well as a visiting researcher at Duke University’s Center for the History of Political Economy. She broadly specializes in feminist economics and is currently researching intrahousehold allocations of unpaid labor and entrepreneurship.


Mya Wilson and Professor Alex Bernasek were also recently interviewed on CTV 11’s segment “Humans of CSU” to talk about the need for UWE at CSU, where men outnumber women in the undergraduate economics program by a ratio of 5:1. This is an even greater gender gap than the national average, which is 3:1.

The virtual alumni event was recorded and is available to view on our website. For more information about UWE, please email and/or follow the group on Instagram at @uwecoloradostate.